[fpc-pascal] Looking for JavaScript component on FPC

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Apr 3 13:35:40 CEST 2015

In our previous episode, Graeme Geldenhuys said:
> But namespaces are functional in Delphi - not just cosmetic. So are you
> saying that FPC doesn't have the same functional ability as Delphi when
> it comes to namespaces?
> The following is how somebody explained Delphi namespaces to me:
> In stead of having directories like this with the same unit names and
> having to use IFDEF's and play with unit paths...

Something like that yes, if various frameworks use similar unitnames.

> ...instead you can flatten the directory hierarchy to simply a single
> GUI directory as follows:
> /GUI/VLC.tiMediators.pas
> /GUI/VLC.tiListMediators.pas
> /GUI/LCL.tiMediators.pas
> /GUI/LCL.tiListMediators.pas
> /GUI/FMX.tiMediators.pas
> /GUI/FMX.tiListMediators.pas
> That way we don't need $IFDEFs or special Unit Search Paths, just
> specify "FMX" or "VCL or "LCL" in the Project Unit Scope names list.
> You then simply refer to those units in your uses clause by using:

Not entirely, since you can afaik use the whole unit names qualified ? So
the "real" core module name is now the qualified one, even if you can omit
the prefix ^H^H^H^H namespace under certain circumstances.

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